Make a U-He Zebra Hardstyle Lead Synth Quickly and Easily
This quick video tutorial shares one way to make your own U-He Zebra hardstyle lead synth patches in only a couple of minutes!
This sound is rather basic but it works well with several types of music and it only takes a couple minutes to make. It starts out with a typical three oscillator supersaw, heavily detuned. Then some simple processing takes place, including the addition of a maximizer and some reverb, as well as some simple EQ tweaking. This gives you the main sound to work with and from here on out it is a matter of getting it to work just right with your projects. Add a filter and you can then create builds, tweak the amp envelope and you can move between plucks and sustained elements.
Automation is the key to taking a simple sound like this Zebra hardstyle lead synth and really bringing it to life. If you create movement, change and/or motion over long periods of time then you can build tension and inject instant interest into your music. Although this video shows all of this being done in FL Studio, you can accomplish the same results with any DAW nowadays.
For more interesting variations on this Zebra hardstyle lead synth, try adjusting the position of the wavetables so all htree oscillators are producing slightly different sounds to begin with. Or set up one of the oscillators to have a custom drawn waveform in it that closely resembles a sawtooth waveform. Small things like this can actually bring a lot more character and interest to your sounds and U-He Zebra is the perfect synth to start dabbling with.